3 Apr 2016

False Taxidermy

So a few months ago Blue Zoo Animation (where I have been working) decided to have a little competition to create some False taxidermy for the studio walls. I deiced to create 'Gunter':

 Made using newspaper, cardboard, ModRok, Air dry clay, then painted with acrylic and covered with fur. 

Gunter won me the competition :D 

27 Mar 2016

Coming Soon!

So, This is the reason I have been quite quiet this last year. I have bee working as a full time, in house Storyboard artist on Digby Dragon! (And... I've also written one of the episodes) Its been very hush hush, This is probably the first image of the final Digby and friends available on the internet, before there was just the original pilot and old designs when it was aimed at a much younger audience (I've also included below- its very interesting how far it's come) MORE SOON!!!

Original designs (back in 2013) -

For more information, here is an article: 

26 Mar 2016

Zombies Next Door

So for a BBC children's pilot I was asked to design and create a monster puppet. I had just one condition.... that I would get to puppeteer it too! Below are some of the designs, and the final monster...

31 Jan 2016


So this Christmas, I decided to make some personalised presents... and discovered.... Shoe Painting!!! Not exactly animation, but still... 

Axolotl Shoes!! 

Robocop Shoes! 
(ED-209 on the left and Robocop on the right)

Moomin Shoes! 

2016? ... what happened to 2015?

Wow... I can't believe I didn't post anything in 2015?! Terrible of me... I've been pretty busy working on something that's due out this Spring, but in the mean time, I'll be posting some of my other projects! I promise! :P 

14 Dec 2014

SKWIGLY Christmas Calendar

Was given the chance to take part in the Skwigly online animation magazine Christmas advent Calendar for the 14th day... took the opportunity to do something rude :P You can find it here:  

They also very kindly did a feature on my music video, Rock 'N' Rolling Snowman last week too: 

Thanks Guys!!

1 Dec 2014

Rock 'N' Rolling Snowman!

YAY! Its Finally here! Rock 'N' Rolling Snowman!
Made using Photoshop and After Effects, it took about 4 Months to make.

After a Snowman is given an old guitar as part of his decoration- he comes to life! and proceeds to Rock out! He is soon joined by Santa (Vocals), Rudolph (Drums) Jack Frost (Bass) and some Robins (who sing La La La)

Written by James Michalos
Performed by Plastic Snow
Vocals - Sean Kingsley
Guitars - Ben Wheeler
Filipe Monteiro
Tim Bonser
Bass - Ben Hillyard
Drums - Alex Waldmann
Keyboards - James Michalos
Backing Vocals - Gemma Baird
Rebecca Bowden
Siubhan Harrison

Animated and Directed by Francesca Adams
Additional Animation by: Claire Winters, Min Young Oh, Lilian Fu, Kristina Yee

12 Nov 2014

National Lotto - Storyboards.

So, this is actually quite an old project now, but since I couldn't put it public at the time... I forgot to post it here (O_O)

This was a very interesting project, the Style is beautiful, and was great to work in. Below are the final presentation boards- the script was going through quite a few changes while I was working on it. A Few of the charities participating would alter, and originally it was Bill Baily who was to be the narrator. I believe it was Ricky Tomlinson who was the final narrator for this project.

Below are the first few boards: 


So this is what I've been underground working on recently: Rock 'N' Rolling Snowman!